June 30, 2005

The Commandments of America.

I started another post, but an idea crossed my mind while thinking on it. I've decided to reinterpret the Ten Commandments Listed in Exodus of the King James Bible, in the context of America and its core ideals. This should create much controversy and generate much bile, but who gives a fuck. Here goes.

Exodus 20: 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

I am your country, that accepted you after you denounced the ideology/strife/persecusions of your previous land, and you owe a service to me for my understanding of your differences, and allowing you the right to be yourself.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Look people. I know that our system isn't the "be all and end all", but it's the best goddamn thing going. It'll behoove you to keep that in mind when you are nitpicking about inane issues or other items that you deem important, and espouse their virtues. Thse systems are the ones that your ancestors fled...for a good damn reason. If you hold true to my intent, you will enjoy the fruits of the freedom that I granted you, but if you betray my ideals, your children will suffer from the same atrocities that you ran away from.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

This one is false, as in America your "Freedom of speech" is guaranteed. Say what you will against her, but don't be surprised if your thoughts are disagreed with vehemently, and you are proven to be incorrect time and again. It doesn't say that you have to be correct, just that you can say it.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

This is a long way of saying:"Hey! Take a damn chill pill! You've worked a lot in a very few amount of days, and you really need to get some damn rest. I know you Love what you do, and it gives you a certain stisfaction, but you really need to focus on yourself, and your family for at least a day. (Recently we turned it into two days, but the concept still stands: You are not only what you do, but who you are as well. Exercise who your are for a little while.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Take care of your Fuckin' Family. They carried your dead ass when you were nothing but a whippersnapper, so now you should take care of them. They're the people who made you. Good or bad. Right or wrong. They made you who you are, and you should respect that. Nothing but good sense in this one.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

This one is easy. You only have so much potential to be "what you can be" within your lifetime. As do those around you. If you take the life of another (In an act of murder..as opposed to killing someone who's trying to kill you.) then you are taking away all the potential they ever could have realised. (I once had a conversation with a friend of mine about the death penalty. Their argument was: "What if the Killer (to be executed) was deigned to cure cancer? My (Delayed) reply is: What if was Deigned that the person he killed was to cure cancer? Potential is the key. If you take it from someone, then you deserve to have all of yours removed as well. (War's of principle, don't count.)

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

If you enter into an agreement, honor that agreement. It's that simple. If you can't keep the agreement, then don't enter into it. Really straight forward.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

You know that it isn't yours, so don't take/take credit for it. It's been said that: "Ownership is nine-tenths of the law", but it is my experience that the people "on high' will take credit for the one's that actually did the work, mor often than not, and the people who can steal it from you, could earn the bread to actually buy it with less effort. They just don't realise it.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Your interpretation of events doesn't matter, just state the damn facts. Don't fuckin' Lie to support your suppositions. Tell the damn truth, as you see it, and it'll all come out in the wash. If you benefit from your lie, you are to be ostracised by your community, and rightly so.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Sure, he's doing good, but don't try to undermine what he is doing for your own personal gain. Focus on your situation, and decide what you ned to do to get yourself to the same position. If you will violate any of the above Commandments to get there, then it ain't worth it.

God...human nature...It just makes sense!!!

Posted by Johnny - Oh at June 30, 2005 09:57 PM

What about the neighbor's wife's ass?

I'm coveting that because is FIIIIINE! :-)

Posted by: Harvey at July 3, 2005 11:08 AM

Thanks for commenting Harv. It seems that when I have "One of my turns" at screedyness, people stay away in droves, or maybe it's the holiday or something.

I didn't MEAN to covet your wife, but she was dressed that way, so you know she was "asking for it". ;^)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at July 4, 2005 11:21 AM

Covet away, she likes the attention.

Anyway, the silence is partly the Holiday weekend, partly a flakiness with MuNu, and partly folks not being comfortable with blasphemy.

I'll call the fire dept. after lightning strikes your ass.

Although it looks like God chose the water-punishment this time :-)

Posted by: Harvey at July 4, 2005 02:04 PM

If that's all God's got, then he's a pussy! Oh wait. I did get a wicked sunburn today. PLease forgive me Lord! ;^)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at July 4, 2005 10:06 PM
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